Knowledge Identifier: +Edward_Albee
American playwright who is known for works such as The Zoo Story , The Sandbox , Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf- , and a rewrite of the book for the unsuccessful musical Breakfast at Tiffanys, an adaptation of Truman Capotes 1966 book of the same name
Born in 1928.
Countries: United States (64%), United Kingdom (20%), Italy (3%)
Linked to: American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, Lawrenceville School, Samuel French, Inc., Trinity College
He enrolled at The Choate School in Wallingford, Connecticut, graduating in 1946
Bessie Smith - The circumstances of Smith's death and the rumor promoted by Hammond formed the basis for Edward Albee's 1959 one-act play "The Death of Bessie Smith"
Wagner College - In the early 1960s, the Wagner College Writer's Conference hosted several prominent writers including Edward Albee, Kay_Boyle, and Kenneth Koch
William Prince (actor) - He took leading roles in several plays by Edward Albee, beginning with "The Ballad of the Sad Cafe" in 1963
Uta Hagen - She originated the role of Martha in the 1963 Broadway premiere of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf-" by Edward Albee
Uta Hagen - She won again in 1963 for originating the role of the "I-wear-the-pants-in-this-family-because-somebody's-got-to" Martha in Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf-"
Jack Warner - In 1965, Warner surprised many industry observers when he purchased the rights to "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf-", Edward Albee's searing play about a destructive marriage
The Edward F. Albee Foundation was founded in 1967 by Edward Albee, after proceeds from his play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf- proved abundant
Deborah Kerr - In 1975, she returned to Broadway, creating the role of Nancy in Edward Albee's Pulitzer-winning play "Seascape"
Robert Drivas - These included playwrights Terrence McNally, whose play "The Ritz" he directed in 1975, and Edward Albee, who directed Drivas in the 1983 premiere of Albee's harshly received play "The Man Who Had Three Arms"
Kevin Conroy - From 1980 to 1985, he acted in a variety of contemporary and classic theatre pieces, including the Broadway productions of "Eastern Standard" and Edward Albee's adaptation of "Lolita"
Frances Conroy - In 1980, she made a very well received Broadway debut in Edward Albee's "The Lady From Dubuque"
Ian Richardson - He appeared on Broadway in 1981 in the original production of Edward Albee's play "Lolita", an adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov's book, but this is not regarded as having been a success
John Michael Higgins - In 1991, Higgins was featured in Broadway's "La Bête" and, in 2000, he was seen off-Broadway at Second Stage Theatre in a production of Edward Albee's "Tiny Alice"
Rupert Penry-Jones - In 1998 he created the role of the Boy in Edward Albee's "The Play About the Baby" at the Almeida Theatre
Jack Gelber - In 1999 he received the Edward Albee Last Frontier Playwright *award in recognition of his lifetime of achievements in theatre
Annalee Jefferies - Most recently she played a lizard in Edward Albee's "Seascape" and took a sabbatical from the Alley during the 2000-2001 season to perform Clytemnestra, Helen of Troy and Andromache in John Barton's 10-hour epic "Tantalus", directed by Sir Peter Hall, which originated at Denver Center Theatre Company and had a five-month UK tour
David Burtka - He played The Boy in the American premiere of Edward Albee's "The Play About the Baby", for which he won the 2001 Clarence Derwent Award for most promising male performer
Eddie Redmayne - He won the *award for Outstanding Newcomer at the 50th "Evening Standard" Theatre *awards for his performance in Edward Albee's "The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia-", and the *award for Best Newcomer at the Critics' Circle Theatre *awards in 2005
Kathleen Turner - Dormand, and Bette_Midler) for the role of Martha in a 2005 Broadway revival of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Albee later explained to the New York Times that when Turner read for the part with her eventual co-star Bill Irwin, he heard "an echo of the "revelation" that he had felt years ago when the parts were read by
Frances Sternhagen - She starred in the 2005 revival of Edward Albee's "Seascape", produced by Lincoln Center Theater at the Booth Theater on Broadway
Anna-Louise Plowman - Plowman played the role of "C" in a revival of Edward Albee's play, "Three Tall Women", in 2006, at the Oxford Playhouse
Maggie Smith - In 2007, she appeared in Edward Albee's "The Lady from Dubuque" at Theatre Royal Haymarket
He has insisted, however, that he does not want to be known as a "gay writer", stating in his acceptance speech for the 2011 Lambda Literary Foundation's Pioneer award for Lifetime Achievement: "A writer who happens to be gay or lesbian must be able to transcend self
Albee died at his Montauk, New York, home on September 16, 2016, aged 88
Glenda Jackson - In 2018, Jackson returned to Broadway in a revival of Edward Albee's "Three Tall Women"